[ #TBT From July 19, 2016 ] Top Shot: Winter Sunrise | Photograph by Gregor Thelen
“Just before dawn the sun rises over the Hintersee National Park in Germany. The mist clears over the dead calm lake giving a mystic view of the mountains greeting the morning sun,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Gregor Thelen. “Like a land untouched by human hand the quietness and peace is tangible in the delicate shades and majestic nature rising from the night.”

Top Shot features the photo with the most votes from the previous day’s Daily Dozen, 12 photos chosen by the Your Shot editors from thousands of recent uploads. Our community votes for their favorite photo from the selection, and the Top Shot is showcased on the @natgeoyourshot Instagram account.


“They are white dogs, I promise.. 😬” writes @bergerblancbeauty


Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) // What can we learn from stalagmites? North Africa is sensitive to changes in climate, particularly in terms of rainfall patterns. We can tell from the shape of the stalagmite pictured here that rainfall has changed in this part of Tunisia in the past, causing the stalagmite to alter its character and show signs of regrowth.
We're following the work of a group of scientists from the Tunisian Geological Survey and European Research Institutions (UK, Germany, Austria and SISKA in Switzerland) who are looking at changes in rainfall patterns through time. Several of their field sites lie inside Djebel Serdj, which hosts some of the largest caves in Tunisia.


Oahu by night ✨❤️❤️❤️✨ Picture by ✨✨@surrealshotz✨✨
#wonderful_places for a feature ❤️


#FotoDelDía | Un guacamayo azul y dorado limpia sus plumas en el Wildlife Learning Centre en Sylmar, California. Las aves, cuando son cuidadas adecuadamente, pueden vivir más de sesenta años.
Descubre nuevas imágenes todos los días en nationalgeographicla.com


Photo illustration by @vesperucca
When Juliana Horner (@vesperucca) is asked about her style of makeup, even she can’t describe it. “I have a natural tendency to break away then come back to abstract work,” says the 26-year-old artist, who works not only with makeup, but also illustration and fashion — and she has aspirations in the field of virtual reality design. “My drawing and my makeup converged at a certain point. They slowly merged into one stream of this really weird makeup style that I don’t have a name for.”
Throughout all of her art, Juliana is inspired by common themes. “I have a pretty feminine perspective that shows up in my work, and I really love color. I’m addicted to saturation. My eye is always going to gravitate toward the saturated part of a scene, and I like to think how I can bend or contort that saturation in a more pleasing way.”
Watch Juliana create an illustration and a makeup look today on our story and on our IGTV channel. To watch IGTV, update your app now, then look for the new icon in the top right corner of feed.


The storms rolled into the valley and the days started to blur into one another...is a good start to a book 📚

Between wild, country drives through the steppe, lakeside hotels and chasing waterfalls the ever present rain seemed to deepen the experience in Bariloche #visitargentina


Oita♨️🐱🏯 #おおいた大茶会


#Repost @pangea

Jewels 💎

Tag @natgeomedia + #mountainlife,我們會於每周分享主題精選照片。
July Spotlight : mountain
Climb the mountain, and enjoy the moment.
Tag @natgeomedia + #mountainlife , We' ll post favorites next week.


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